Chapter 21A.10
ZONES, MAPS AND DESIGNATIONS Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

Sections:

21A.10.010    Zones and map designations established. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.10.020    Zone and map designation purpose. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.10.030    Urban residential zone. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.10.040    Neighborhood business zone. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.10.050    Community business zone. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.10.060    Office zone. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.10.070    Map designation – Special district overlay. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.10.080    Zoning maps and boundaries. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.10.010 Zones and map designations established. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

In order to accomplish the purposes of this title the following zoning designations and zoning map symbols are established:

Zoning Designations

Map Symbol

Urban Residential

R (base density in dwellings per acre)

Neighborhood Business

NB

Community Business

CB

Office

O

Special District Overlay

-SO (suffix to zone’s map symbol)

(Ord. O99-29 § 1)

21A.10.020 Zone and map designation purpose. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

The purpose statements for each zone and map designation set forth in the following sections shall be used to guide the application of the zones and designations to all lands in City of Sammamish. The purpose statements also shall guide interpretation and application of land use regulations within the zones and designations and any changes to the range of permitted uses within each zone through amendments to this title. (Ord. O99-29 § 1)

21A.10.030 Urban residential zone. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

(1) The purpose of the urban residential (R) zone is to implement comprehensive plan goals and policies for housing quality, diversity, and affordability and to efficiently use urban residential land, public services, and energy. These purposes are accomplished by:

(a) Providing, in the R-1 through R-8 zones, for a mix of predominantly single detached dwelling units and other development types, with a variety of densities and sizes in locations appropriate for urban densities;

(b) Providing, in the R-12 or R-18 zone, for a mix of predominantly apartment and townhouse dwelling units and other development types, with a variety of densities and sizes in locations appropriate for urban densities;

(c) Allowing only those accessory and complementary nonresidential uses that are compatible with urban residential communities; and

(d) Establishing density designations to facilitate advanced area-wide planning for public facilities and services, and to protect environmentally sensitive sites from overdevelopment.

(2) Use of this zone is appropriate in urban areas or activity centers, designated by the comprehensive plan or community plans as follows:

(a) The R-1 zone on or adjacent to lands with area-wide environmental constraints where development is required to cluster away from sensitive areas, on lands designated urban separators or wildlife habitat network where development is required to cluster away from the axis of the corridor, or in well-established subdivisions of the same density, which are served at the time of development by public or private facilities and services adequate to support planned densities;

(b) The R-4 through R-8 zones on urban lands that are predominantly environmentally unconstrained and are served at the time of development, by adequate public sewers, water supply, streets, and other needed public facilities and services; and

(c) The R-12 or R-18 zone in urban areas, urban or community activity centers or urban neighborhood centers, that are served at the time of development by adequate public sewers, water supply, streets, and other needed public facilities and services. (Ord. O99-29 § 1)

21A.10.040 Neighborhood business zone. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

(1) The purpose of the neighborhood business (NB) zone is to provide convenient daily retail and personal services for a limited service area and to minimize impacts of commercial activities on nearby properties and in urban areas on properties with the land use designation of commercial outside of center, to provide for limited residential development. These purposes are accomplished by:

(a) Limiting nonresidential uses to those retail or personal services that can serve the everyday needs of a surrounding urban residential area;

(b) Allowing for mixed use (housing and retail/service) developments and for townhouse developments as a sole use on properties in the urban area with the land use designation of commercial outside of center.

(2) Use of this zone is appropriate in urban neighborhood business centers, designated by the comprehensive plan, on sites that are served at the time of development by adequate public sewers when located in urban areas or adequate on-site sewage disposal, water supply, streets and other needed public facilities and services. (Ord. O99-29 § 1)

21A.10.050 Community business zone. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

(1) The purpose of the community business (CB) zone is to provide convenience and comparison retail and personal services for local service areas that exceed the daily convenience needs of adjacent neighborhoods but that cannot be served conveniently by larger activity centers, and to provide retail and personal services in locations within activity centers that are not appropriate for extensive outdoor storage or auto-related and industrial uses. These purposes are accomplished by:

(a) Providing for limited small-scale offices as well as a wider range of the retail, professional, governmental and personal services than are found in neighborhood business areas;

(b) Allowing for mixed use (housing and retail/service) developments; and

(c) Excluding commercial uses with extensive outdoor storage or auto-related and industrial uses.

(2) Use of this zone is appropriate in urban and community centers that are designated by the adopted City of Sammamish comprehensive plan and community plans and that are served at the time of development by adequate public sewers, water supply, streets, and other needed public facilities and services. (Ord. O99-29 § 1)

21A.10.060 Office zone. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

(1) The purpose of the office (O) zone is to provide for pedestrian and transit-oriented high-density employment uses together with limited complementary retail and urban density residential development in locations within activity centers where the full range of commercial activities is not desirable. These purposes are accomplished by:

(a) Allowing for uses that will take advantage of pedestrian-oriented site and street improvement standards;

(b) Providing for higher building heights and floor area ratios than those found in community centers;

(c) Reducing the ratio of required parking to building floor area;

(d) Allowing for on-site convenient daily retail and personal services for employees and residences; and

(e) Excluding auto-oriented, outdoor or other retail sales and services that do not provide for the daily convenience needs of on-site and nearby employees or residents.

(2) Use of this zone is appropriate in activity centers designated by the adopted City of Sammamish comprehensive plan that are served at the time of development by adequate public sewers, water supply, streets, and other needed public facilities and services. (Ord. O99-29 § 1)

21A.10.070 Map designation – Special district overlay. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

The purpose of the special district overlay designation (-SO) suffix to zone’s map symbol is to carry out comprehensive plan and community, subarea or neighborhood plan policies that identify special opportunities for achieving public benefits by allowing or requiring alternative uses and development standards that differ from the general provisions of this title. Special district overlays are generally applied to a group of individual properties or entire community, subarea or neighborhood planning areas and are designated primarily through the area zoning process. Regardless of the form in which a special district overlay is adopted, the -SO suffix shall be shown on the official zoning map. (Ord. O99-29 § 1)

21A.10.080 Zoning maps and boundaries. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

(1) The location and boundaries of the zones defined by this chapter shall be shown and delineated on zoning maps adopted by ordinance.

(2) Changes in the boundaries of the zones, including application or amendment of interim zoning, shall be made by ordinance adopting or amending a zoning map.

(3) Zoning maps are available for public review at the City of Sammamish offices during regular business hours. (Ord. O99-29 § 1)